How do you multiply Entrepreneurship?

YoungDrive is an organization helping younger people gain the confidence and skills needed to start their own business. But does the world really need more companies producing things? 

Today we speak with the Operational Manager at YoungDrive, Dan Lainio. He believes that more companies might have a negative impact on the world. On the flip side, however, opening up a company teaches you entrepreneurial skills, which also makes a positive contribution on a global scale.

Many people would probably agree that a school is supposedly preparing children to acquire the skills necessary to get a job. But what do you do when there are no relevant jobs on the market near you? 

For people in Uganda, that’s their reality – and that’s where entrepreneurship solves a problem by creating more employment opportunities. 

YoungDrive started out as a school project for Swedish teenagers and has since grown into educating young people in Uganda, Zambia, and Botswana, where entrepreneurial skills make a big difference to people’s quality of life.

In the full interview, Dan tells Great about YoungDrive’s step by step process on how to provide young people with 10 weeks of entrepreneurship training for only 1 dollar per student.  

The interesting solution behind YoungDrive’s success in making the training so cost-efficient is what Dan likes to call a “Plug-In Solution”.  This solution is a collaboration with the local community to keep costs down and this has been a core reason as to why YoungDrive has been able to multiply our educational process.  

340 million young people are unemployed in the world today. If you believe that  Entrepreneurship is the way to make the world a better place, then you can help YoungDrive by donating 10 dollars to solve that problem